By far my most requested appetizer to bring to parties, spinach artichoke wonton cups are a delicious handheld appetizer that is easy to make. Lots of fresh or frozen spinach, garlic, mayo, and cheese, this savory spinach artichoke dip is served in little premade wonton cups for the perfect grab and go appetizer. Be warned-- these wonton cup spinach dip bites are full of garlic. Just make sure whoever you are in close proximity to is enjoying them too!
I love making appetizers that don't require any utensils. It is easy to grab a few for a plate and eat on the go or while you are standing. This makes these wonton cup appetizers great for parties where people may be mingling away from a table or the kitchen. Wonton Wrapper Spinach Dip Bites are served warm, but they can sit on the counter for a bit after removing from the oven and they will still be very delicious!
Ingredients for Spinach Dip Bites
To make these spinach artichoke cups we are going to need:
- frozen spinach
- canned artichoke hearts
- ground nutmeg
- shredded swiss cheese
- parmesan cheese
- Twin Dragon wonton wrappers (you can use any brand!)
How to Make Spinach Artichoke Cups
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mini cupcake pan, place wonton wrappers (one wrapper per hole). This is what will create the cups. Use your fingers to push down the wonton wrapper to form a cup in the cupcake holes, the wrapper will overlap on itself a bit.
Bake for 5-10 minutes (You don't want them to get too brown as you will be putting them back in the oven -- just enough to make them stiff).
In a medium sized bowl, place spinach, artichokes, garlic, mayonnaise, shredded cheese, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir until well combined.
Divide the filling among the par-baked wonton wrappers and bake for another 10 minutes, or until filling is heated through.
Can you use fresh spinach instead of frozen?
This recipe uses for frozen spinach, but you can totally substitute fresh spinach if that is what you have on hand. The recipe calls for 10 oz. of frozen spinach, you can instead sub in about 1 ½ cups of of fresh spinach that is very tightly packed in the measuring device. Chop the raw fresh spinach finely and add it the mayonnaise mixture uncooked.
How to best remove water from frozen spinach
I find the most efficient way to remove water from frozen spinach is with a tea towel and a little arm strength. Let the spinach thaw in the fridge and then remove it from whatever packaging it is in. Place the spinach on a towel and squeeze out the water into a bowl or the sink. This helps the spinach artichoke filling not be too watery.
Do you have to bake the wonton wrappers first?
When making wonton cups, I always prefer to parbake the wonton wrappers before placing in whatever filling I am going to use. Why do I do this? Because parkbaking the wontons helps them to retain their shape and ensure that the bottom does not get soggy. I only bake them for a few minutes (make sure to remove them from the oven before they turn brown). This way they retain their shape but dont get overcooked or burn during the second bake once the wonton cups have been filled.
Parcooking is not a requirement (my mom skips this step when she makes them), but I do think it helps make the appetizer even better.
Best wonton wrapper brands and where to find them
I am not partial to a certain brand of wonton wrappers, they all seem to taste the same and cook the same way. I generally use whatever wonton wrapper I can find in store. Some of my favorite wonton wrapper brands are:
- Nasoya (Nasoya brand can be readily found at most stores including walmart, target, meijer, and jewel)
- Twin Dragon Wonton Wrappers (Instacart, Albertson's Woodmans)
- Dynasty (Ralph's, Kroger)
Wonton wrappers are readily available at most grocery stores in the asian section or the dairy section. Some groceries store their wonton wrappers in the freezer section. You can find wonton wrappers at walmart, Fresh Thyme, Whole Foods, and at almost any grocery store you would shop at.
Can you freeze wonton wrappers?
100% yes, you can freeze wonton wrappers. In fact, many grocery stores keep their wonton wrappers in the frozen section from the start. To thaw, just leave them in the fridge for a few hours.
Are wonton wrappers gluten free?
No, they are not. Traditional wonton wrappers are made from wheat flour and thus contain gluten.
Are wonton wrappers vegan?
Most wonton wrappers contain eggs and are not vegan. There are a few brands that make vegan wonton wrappers, Nasoya is a good one.
Keto Spinach Artichoke Dip
Do you need this recipe to be keto and/or gluten free? It can easily be adjusted to suit those needs! The spinach artichoke dip itself is already keto and gluten free, so simply serve it with something other than the wonton wrappers and you are good to go!
To serve this Spinach Dip keto, I like to bake it in a small oven safe dish at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes until it is bubbly. I serve it with carrots or celery.
It is also great with tortilla chips (gluten free, not keto)
This recipe is a great make ahead appetizer because you can easily prep the majority of the steps ahead of time! If fact, the spinach dip gets better after a day or two because the flavors are given the chance to mingle together. Store the completed spinach dip in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can also shape and parcook the wonton cups and store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Wonton Wrapper Spinach Dip Bites
- 8 cloves garlic minced
- 1 10 oz. package frozen spinach thawed and patted dry
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 1 8 oz. can artichoke hearts diced
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
- ¼ cup parmesan
- 1 pkg. wonton wrappers
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mini cupcake pan, place wonton wrappers (one wrapper per hole). This is what will create the cups. Use your fingers to push down the wonton wrapper to form a cup in the cupcake holes, the wrapper will overlap on itself a bit.
- Bake for 5-10 minutes (You don't want them to get too brown as you will be putting them back in the oven -- just enough to make them stiff).
- In a medium sized bowl, place spinach, artichokes, garlic, mayonnaise, shredded cheese, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir until well combined.
- Divide the filling among the par-baked wonton wrappers and bake for another 10 minutes, or until filling is heated through.